Volume: 1 - Issue:  435
13 September 2013
Iran Update



We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

UNHCR Ashraf Massacre UNHCR, Ashraf: Seven individuals are being held somewhere in Iraq
UNHCR Statement

According to reports reaching UNHCR, seven individuals formerly residing in Camp New Iraq disappeared from the Camp on 1 September, are being held somewhere in Iraq and may be at risk of being returned involuntarily to Iran. These seven are all known by UNHCR to be asylum-seekers, and the agency hopes to have an opportunity to interview them..Read On 

Chairman Menendez Condemns Attacks on Camp Ashraf Residents, Calls on Iraqi Government to Protect Community now

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Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released this statement condemning the attacks on Camp Ashraf residents, and called on the Iraqi government to protect the community and secure the release of seven hostages taken after the massacre at Camp Ashraf...Read On 

Trust in Maliki harms U.S. credibility
United Press International

More often than not, Washington hesitates to hold Baghdad accountable for its continued support of the Syrian president and carrying out deadly raids against the Iranian refugees at Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty. 

Such dithering erodes America's credibility and reputation, especially in the midst of a national debate and international campaign to devise an appropriate response to the crimes against humanity in Syria. ..Read On 

US State Department Relocation of Remaining Individuals from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya in Iraq

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US State Department

The United States welcomes today's safe arrival at Camp Hurriya of the remaining 42 individuals from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) who had been residing at Camp Ashraf. The United States reiterates its condemnation of the September 1 attack and insists that the perpetrators of that barbarous act be brought to justice. We also continue to be deeply concerned about the seven individuals who remain missing from the attack and urge that all steps be taken to locate these individuals...Read On 

Iraqi Government Admits to Holding Seven Iranian Dissidents Hostage


Today, Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights acknowledged that the Iraqi government had indeed detained seven members of the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) for attacking Iraqi security forces at Camp Ashraf on September 1st. .. Read On

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